Mike Thurmeier, co-director or Ice Age 3 and Ice Age 4, says of Dave:

“I worked with Dave for over eleven years, and without a doubt he’s one of the best modeler/character riggers in the business. He has an incredible eye for appeal and fun, and was instrumental in helping us achieve great character facial rigs for all of Blue Sky’s movies.
The thing I love about Dave is that he approaches the work from an Animator’s viewpoint (being a VERY talented animator himself), and knows where to strive for clean, polished lines through the face, but also where to put extra detail so that you can get everything you’d want out of a characters performance.
His work on “Horton Hears a Who” and “Rio” is exquisite – his CG characters hitting poses that have never been done so well before. I can’t say enough good things about him.”